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Death of Infant Didn't Create 'Abnormal Working Condition' for Social Worker 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Commonwealth Court ruled that a social worker was not entitled to benefits for psychological distress after an infant under her supervision was killed on the night after she had paid a visit to check on the child’s well-being. ...Read More

Driver Who Ignored Drug Test Results Can Get Medical Benefits, but Not Indemnity 01/10/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
A woman who got into a car crash on her first day as a driver for a company she hadn’t been cleared to work for can receive medical benefits, but not indemnity benefits, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided last week. ...Read More

Data Analytics Help Boost Outlook for Commercial Lines 01/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A.M. Best improved its outlook for commercial lines in the U.S. to "stable," citing fundamental changes to insurers’ underwriting and pricing practices that include the use of data analytics. ...Read More

DWC Announces 29 Additional Provider Suspensions 01/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1565 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the suspension of another 29 providers, bringing to 159 the number of people who have been prohibited from treating injured workers since the start of 2017. ...Read More

Disabled Shipping Clerk Could Have Worked With Accommodations, Court Decides 01/03/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied a shipping clerk's request for $235,038 in attorneys' fees, writing that the district court was in the right when it reduced the amount by half.  ...Read More

DWC Posts Additional Fee Schedule Adjustments 01/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adjusting the physician services and non-physician practitioner services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate changes made by Medicare. ...Read More
DWC Updates DMEPOS Section of Fee Schedule 12/28/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by Medicare. The division’s order adopts reimbursement rates Me...Read More

DWC Posts List of Entities Holding Stayed Liens as Ordered 12/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2003 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 529 min read
The Division of Workers' Compensation on Monday complied with a federal court order by posting to its website a list of entities it believes have filed liens on behalf of crim...Read More

Defendants Prevail on Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall 12/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the defendants in a Labor Law action were entitled to summary judgment dismissing the injured worker’s claims based on his injuries from a fall while moving from one level of a roof to another. ...Read More
DWC Adopts Pathology and Clinical Lab Section of OMFS 12/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted an order adjusting the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate 2018 changes to the Medicare payment system. The division ...Read More
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